Tyler Grim


Tyler Grim


Tyler Grim is an associate with the firm who practices in the areas of commercial litigation, bankruptcy, business torts, and personal injury defense.  Tyler has represented businesses, creditors, shareholders, and other entities in complex business disputes and adversary matters in both state court and federal bankruptcy court.

Prior to joining Thorpe Shwer, Tyler spent three years working as an associate at a nationally recognized business litigation and bankruptcy boutique firm.  He also previously served as a director at a financial advisory firm and has extensive experience providing bankruptcy, restructuring, transactional and litigation support services to local, regional, and national clients in distressed situations.

While in law school, Tyler served as a judicial extern for both Magistrate Judge David Duncan, U.S. District Court, District of Arizona and the Hon. Daniel A. Barker of the Arizona Court of Appeals.


  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • Arizona Supreme Court


  • Arizona State University, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, J.D., cum laude
    • Willard H. Pedrick Scholar
    • Associate Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • University of Michigan, B.A., High Distinction

Professional Affiliations

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Chair, Bankruptcy Section 
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Board Member, Bankruptcy Section
  • State Bar of Arizona, Member, Business and Bankruptcy Sections 
  • Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court, Associate 
  • Sandra Day O’Connor American Inn of Court, Associate 

Articles and Presentations

  • Presenter, “Ethical Pitfalls of Social Media,” Arizona State Bar Convention, Bankruptcy Group (June 2017)
  • Presenter, “Recent Developments in Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Law: 2016,” Maricopa County Bar Association Bankruptcy Section (April 2017)
  • Presenter, “Litigating Non-Dischargeability Action,” Arizona Bankruptcy American Inn of Court (March 2017)
  • Co-Author, “Recharacterization of Debt to Equity in Bankruptcy Proceedings: A Split in the Circuits,” ABI Committee Newsletter: Bankruptcy Litigation (January 2016)

Representative Cases

  • Obtained a successful ruling for local restauranteurs in state court fair market value evidentiary hearing in connection with a deficiency action involving secured debt in excess of $3.5 million.
  • Obtained allowance in full of secured creditors’ claim in excess of $3.7 million following three-day evidentiary hearing in bankruptcy adversary proceeding.
  • Represented large medical billing company in appellate proceeding involving non-compete, trade secrets, and unfair competition claims.
  • Represented various clients in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.
  • Represented bankruptcy litigation trustee in various adversary proceedings and evidentiary hearings involving preference and fraudulent transfer claims.
Tyler Grim